FDA SHORTAGES AND OUT-OF-STOCK MEDICINE

WHY THERE ARE FDA SHORTAGES

There are more than 45,000 different prescription medications on the market today.  These 45,000 medications originate from roughly 1,400 different pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The world of pharmaceutical and prescription medications is complex and shortages have become a common and frustrating challenge for many institutional pharmacies.  Medications that are expected to be available in a manner of weeks, often remain difficult, of not impossible to obtain for months, causing patients to not be able to get the medications they need.

The list of medications on the FPA shortage list often include:

  • Injectable Generic Medicine
  • Chemotherapy Medications
  • Surgical Sedatives
  • Standard Remedies Used In Emergency Facilities and Personnel